Kenosha school board candidate faces ballot question today
Maistelman and Associates will be busy today with the Government Accountability Board representing David Gallo in his attempt to get on the ballot for the school board in the Kenosha school district. According to Michael Horne,
Gallo said he submitted his 169 signatures on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 because that was the date listed on his informational packet and on the district’s website.
But the district denied Gallo’s request because state law specifies “the first Tuesday in January” as the filing date for candidates for office in nonpartisan spring elections. The phrase was also included on the back side of nomination forms. Four other candidates filed in a timely fashion.
Sure enough, the incorrect date appeared on the district’s website as late as today, Monday, January 11th, 2010, and was cited as an exhibit to the complaint.
If I were to check with my bookie Jimmy Irish, I’d say the GAB is going to put Gallo on the ballot. The bias towards ballot access is pretty strong.